In deciding if and when to make a switch to Moodle 2, it’s important to understand how it affects your unique teaching and learning environment.
A consortium of US universities got together last month to analyse Moodle 2.0.1 and, based on a number of factors, decided it was not yet ready for them.
The major show-stoppers for them included:
- Grade data is deleted when a student is unerolled from a course (and doesn’t come back if student is re-enrolled)
- Moodle 2.0 upgrades from 1.9 often fail or require manual intervention
- Moodle 1.9 course backups can not be restored to Moodle 2.0 installations.
- Administrators can no longer perform mass uploads of files to courses.
Other issues included performance speed, mapping issues with importing information to the Gradebook and the need for several plug-ins to be updated so they could be used in Moodle 2.
Download the report for yourself from the CLAMP web site.
If you want to experiment with Moodle 2, you’re welcome to request a free course of your own with which you can experiment on our Moodle 2 sandpit site.